• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
Price
£646 - £1,636 per week

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Beautiful renovated Dovecote with traditional features and modern facilities
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Two small terraces and huge shared garden
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Based on small resort, easy walk to family facilities
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Shared heated swimming pools including a toddler pool
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Babysitting, crèche and kids’ club available
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Regular family evening entertainment
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Family facilities all in walking distance, including bar open all year
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Sports barn, two outdoor play areas, tennis, golf course
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Stunning rural views, plenty of nearby villages and towns to explore
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Weekly grocery van deliveries, daily breakfast baked goods available

Pool protected by fencing

The Property

Double bedrooms One
Twin bedrooms One
Bathrooms One
Living room Open plan

Local Information

Nearest village/town Longeveau
Nearest supermarket Mini mark at Saint Severin, Riberac, 3 supermarkets - 15km or Montmoreau Super U - 12kms
Nearest doctor Saint Severin / Aubettere, 5km, 3-4mins in a car, 45mins walking
Nearest A&E Angouleme - 45min drive
Nearest beach Poltrot (river/lake beach), 3km, 5 minutes' drive
Nearest restaurant On site. A La Carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizza’s served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.

Services

Home cooked food Yes, available from the Restaurant and Bar.
Babysitting The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30 until 12:30. Prices per session: 0 to 2 years 34€, 3 to 6 years 30€, Family Rate for 3 siblings 75€. Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.
Swimming Towels available No
Bikes No
Local Bike hire Yes
Local assistance/housekeeper Yes
Internet access Yes - wifi available in the clubhouse, there is no cost. There is also an ipad in the clubhouse for guests to use
Restaurant on site Yes - A La Carte restaurant open Friday and Saturday, in July and August. Bar open all year round with healthy food and children's lunch boxes available every day. Also pre-order from a delicious menu, for home delivery. Fish and Chip van one night a week / Pizza’s served one night a week from the restaurant / BBQ every Monday in July and August.
Shopping Service Yes
Flights included No

Facilities

Pool Protection Yes
Central heating Yes
Enclosed Garden No
Garden shade Yes
Heated Pool Yes
Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant Yes
Dogs Allowed No
Suitable for Multiples Yes
Suitable for Wheelchair Users No
Home Cooked Food Yes
Babysitting Yes
Kids Club Yes
Restaurant on Site Yes
Additional Cleaning available Yes
Wifi Yes
Shopping Service Yes
Swimming towels No
Golf available locally Yes
Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport No
Bikes Yes
Local Bike hire Yes
Air Con or Cooling System No
Car required? Required
Indoor Pool No
Swimming Pool Yes
Private Pool No
Self Catering Yes
Creche Yes

Essential Kit Guarantee

Cots Yes
Highchairs Yes
Booster seat Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Bed guards Yes
Potty Yes
Steriliser Yes
Baby monitor Yes
Plastic crockery Yes
Plastic step Yes
Changing mat Yes
Stairgate(s) Yes
Non slip bath mat Yes
Indoor toys and books Yes
Microwave Yes
Food blender (hand held) Yes
DVD player Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Children's DVDs Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Child's loo seat Yes
Bath toys Yes
Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters Yes, available on request, please reserve at time of booking
Night light Yes
Cot linen Yes

Additional Equipment

Changing table No
Socket guards Yes
Baby den No
Baby bath Yes
Washing Machine Yes
Dishwasher No
Tumble dryer No
Garden equipment (slide etc) Yes
Hairdryer Yes
TV Yes
Sound system No
UK satellite TV channels Yes
Barbeque Yes

Extra Information

Other information For additional information and the individual Terms and Conditions, please see the 'Need to Know' section for this property.
Essential Kit Guarantee Info Some terms and conditions apply so please read our complete Terms and Conditions before booking.

While Longeveau offers the essential kit items and much more there are some items that must be reserved in order to ensure availability for your stay due to limited stocks.
The following items must be reserved in advance;
• TV / DVD
• Hairdryer
• Booster Seat
• Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters
• Children’s DVDs
• Freeview box

Indoors

Le Pigeonnier is a super little gite, steeped in history yet very tastefully furnished and decorated in a modern-rustic style.

The living accommodation is open plan and comprises an inviting sitting area, dining space and well-equipped kitchen.

The sitting area is cosy and relaxing with comfy seating and for your entertainment a television, DVD player, freeview box and a selection of DVDs are available on request from your hosts at time of booking. Don't forget to pack your family's favourite DVDs too.

French doors from this area open on to a small private gravel terrace and a large lawned garden, shared with three neighbouring holiday gites. 

A wooden dining table provides room for the family to eat in comfort and, if you prefer to enjoy meals al fresco, there's also a table and chairs in the rear garden.

The small, contemporary kitchen features all the holiday essentials including an oven/hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.  A washing machine and tumble dryer can be found in the laundry room just a short walk from the gite next to the crèche.

Down two steps, with a child safety gate at the top, is a gorgeous double master bedroom with feature stone walls and painted ceiling beams and, next door, a super modern shower room.  Like all our holiday cottages, villas and apartments, there's a baby bath for the tiny tots.

Upstairs, in the dovecote tower, is a stunning double-height twin bedroom with a wooden floor and an eye-catching criss-cross of ancient beams.  There are child safety gates at the bottom of the stairs and in the doorway of this bedroom, so parents can leave the door open during the night and little ones can't get to the stairs.

Parent Points:

  • Although the stairs are gated at the top and bottom they are open tread so children will need to be supervised

Outdoors

Le Pigeonnier has a pretty little walled terrace at the front of the gite - a real suntrap in the mornings.

There is also a small private gravelled terrace at the back with a table and chairs and, down several steps, a great expanse of lawned garden, shared with three neighbouring gites.

Le Pigeonnier has its own barbecue for dining al fresco and comfortable loungers for relaxing and making the most of the long sunny days - or taking in the wonderful views of the golf course and open countryside beyond.

The gite is conveniently located close to both the tennis courts and resort bar, while Longeveau's other fantastic family-friendly facilities are a short leisurely stroll away.

Parent Points:

  • There are steps down to the private terrace at the front of Le Pigeonnier and a single step up into the gite
  • The private rear terrace is accessed via several steps down from the French doors in the living area and there are more steps down to the shared garden.  Wobbly walkers will require supervision
  • A considerable distance - on the other side of the golf course - from the  gIte are two open lakes which, because of their size, cannot be fenced for safety

View Longeveau Resort

 


Venture outside Le Pigeonnier - and Longeveau's fantastic facilities - and the family will discover this beautiful region's unique appeal.

Saint-Séverin
There are a number of pretty villages within easy reach of Longeveau, with the nearest being Saint-Séverin just 5km away.
The village is home to several small shops, including a bakery, butcher, chemist and supermarket and there is also a popular small market every Thursday morning.

Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne
Travel about the same distance in the opposite direction and you'll discover Aubeterre-Sur-Dronne, officially one of the most beautiful villages in France.
Clinging to the hillside above the river Dronne, the village features narrow streets, shady squares and a host of interesting architecture.
The puppet theatre in the central square, showing classic tales such as Beauty and the Beast and Ali Baba, is a huge draw for children and adults alike. The shows are extremely popular and booking is essential.
The village is most famous for its Underground Church of St Jean, or monolithic church, carved out of the rock. Its size is impressive and, at 20m at its highest point, the tallest in the world. A stone staircase leads up to the first floor where there is a spectacular view of the interior.
Another church worth visiting is the Romanesque St Jacques, boasting a beautiful 12th century facade with finely carved arches.
For picnics and paddling, the river beach is a great attraction and fresh sand is shipped in at the start of every summer. There's also a children's playground, canoeing, kayaking and fishing - plus a great cafe.

Bonnes
Bonnes is another pretty village in a lovely location on the Dronne river and less than half an hour from Longeveau.
Here you'll find a pony club for children of all ages and abilities and a wonderful 11km countryside walk, Circuit de Bonnes.
A festival is held in August when the grand finale is a spectacular fireworks display.

Riberac
An attractive, but relatively quiet town, Riberac comes alive on a Friday morning when it stages a market, reputedly one of the biggest and best in the Dordogne.
Just 16km from Longeveau, there are also lots of local shops, including wine caves, a couple of big supermarkets and plenty of child-friendly restaurants.
Free music evenings are held in the town square on Tuesday nights in July and August.

La Jemaye
This little hamlet is well-known for its large lake with beaches, a play area and family-friendly eateries and is an easy half-an-hour's drive from Le Pigeonnier.
There are also woodland walks and a hide to watch the birds on the lake and, during July and August, sporting activities and events are held.

Angoulème
The capital of Charente, Angoulème is a lovely city featuring stunning architecture, traditional markets and beautiful gardens.
A 45-minute drive from Longeveau, take the time to relax in one of the many pavement cafes or dine in a choice of family-friendly restaurants.
The city is the world capital for Bande Dessinée - comic strip - and many of the buildings are decorated in this style. There's even a museum dedicated to the art.
In Angoulème's mountain shopping zone you'll find Kizou Adventures - an indoor playground with ball pools, ropes and soft play, for youngsters aged from six months to 10 years.
And just outside the city is the fabulous Plan d'Eau water lake with several sandy beaches and a wide range of water sports.

Cognac
Cognac has been making the grape-based spirit for more than 300 years and is about an hour's drive from Longeveau.
By the river you'll discover ancient warehouses that still store barrels of cognac and are blackened by the alcohol evaporating.
A cruise on a replica gabarre, the traditional flat-bottomed oak boat that once transported cognac, salt and other produce, is a great way to see the town from the river and takes about two hours.
Back on dry land, step back in time to find out more about the town's history, by following the signposted walking routes.
Of course one of the most popular tourist attractions is a tour of one - or more - of the many cognac producers to find out about the drink's history, how it is made and sample a tasting.
Near to the town is the fun-packed Les Antilles de Jonzac indoor water park which, as well as being one of the largest in Europe, has attractions for youngsters and adults alike.
Little ones can make a splash in the main lagoon with beaches, palm trees, a tropical glasshouse, slides and water toboggan ride.
And for more serious swimmers there's a 25m sports pool with games and events organised for children and teenagers.
Grown-ups can enjoy Turkish and Roman baths, a sauna, jacuzzis, solarium, fully-equipped fitness area, and a variety of beauty and spa treatment treatments.

Saint-Emilion
A little further afield, Saint-Emilion is one of the four Bordeaux wine regions and produces some of the finest wine in the world.
The village, about an hour-and-a-quarter from Le Pigeonnier, is surrounded by vineyards and chateaux.
With its pretty winding streets, pavement cafes, restaurants, local shops, and historical buildings and monuments, the village is a 'must-see'.
The Romanesque church features a beautiful 14th century cloister and from the top of the bell tower you'll be rewarded with magnificent views over the town and surrounding vineyards.
There's also a great outlook from the top of the Chateau du Roy 13th century donjon in the centre of town.
Guided tours take in the catacombs and impressive buried monolithic church, the biggest in Europe, hidden deep beneath the village in a labyrinth of passages and rooms.
There's also an underground pottery museum with exhibits from the Roman period to modern day.

Beaches
A sunshine holiday in France is bound to include a day trip to the beach and there are a number of lovely sandy stretches about a two-hour drive from Longeveau.
Among the best nearby seaside resorts are Arcachon and Royan.
Arcachon boasts superb sandy beaches, a picturesque sea-front promenade, plenty of shops, bars and eateries and the town's signature architecture - stained glass, ornate balconies and intricate brickwork.
The resort is also home to Aqualand, a fun-packed water park with rides and slides for all ages which is open from June to September.
Royan's beaches are, arguably, the finest in France and the main 2km long La Grande Conche has a special children's section with a variety of activities and a lifeguard in the summer.
North of the town is a series of sandy coves and further north still are unspoilt and wild stretches of beach.

And more....
A host of other leisure activities are available within the local area from jet skiing and quad biking to mini-golf and go-karting.
The local villages and towns also host a variety of family-friendly festivals, fetes and fireworks displays throughout the summer.


Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.

The washing machine is not in the gite but located in the shared laundry room next to the 'Club des Enfants'.

Additional Charges:

Taxe de séjour payable locally 0,30€ per night by guests over 18yrs.

Swimming Pool:

Main pool and children's pool are heated and open from April to October. The temperature of the water is dependent on the prevailing weather conditions.

Childcare:

The 'Club des Enfants' is open May to September (subject to demand), other periods on request. Open Monday, Wednesday & Thursday mornings from 9.30am until 12.30pm. Prices per session 0 to 2ys 34€, 3 to 6yrs 30€, Family Rate for 3 siblings 75€.

Babysitting is available to book through the childcare team.

Golf:

Longeveau Golf course - 10% off the following rates for Longeveau guests, 20€ (9 holes) /30€ (day) 90€ (one week) or 160€ for 2 weeks. Golf Clubs available to hire for 7€ per day or 21€ per week

Security Deposit:

There is no security deposit payable at this property. However, should the need arise any payments for damage or breakages will need to be settled directly with your host.


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